Accessibility Coordinator

Location
Vermont, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
May 02, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Accessibility Coordinator

About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester. For the fifth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2020 regional rankings and listed among The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" in 2020. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and is recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its "Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities.

Job Description:
Champlain College is seeking a knowledgeable and skilled Accessibility Coordinator. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Accessibility. This role works to ensure that eligible students receive appropriate accommodations and supportive services in compliance with federal regulations. The coordinator works in tandem with the Associate Director providing direct services to students with disabilities. Services provided include academic and housing accommodations, 1:1 weekly or bi-monthly meetings to provide extra support, and providing advocacy for the student when issues arise. The coordinator will also assist in creating and implementing retention programs for students with disabilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a caseload of students representing a wide range of disabilities and functional limitations, and determine appropriate student accommodations based on understanding of professional evaluations and federal laws.
    • Conducts documentation review for new students and presents ideas regarding reasonable accommodations to the Associate Director.
    • Conducts 1:1 meetings each semester to discuss accommodations with students. Reviews course syllabi to determine appropriate accommodations for classes.
    • Creates and send accommodation to students, faculty, and necessary parties. Creates student files in Maxient.
    • Responds to questions from students and faculty about accommodations and directs concerns, complaints, or disagreements to the Associate Director.
  • Assists the Associate Director in communication tasks.
    •  Monitor and manage the office email addresses. Send out emails to students and professors, welcome emails to new students, and welcome back letters to prior students.
    • Answer phone and questions around the accommodation process for students and supporters.
    •  Send reminder emails regarding housing accommodations, ESA vaccination documentation updates, semester academic accommodation process, and other communications to current students. 
  • Responsible for Managing Testing Center.
    • Schedules and manages testing rooms for students using testing accommodations. This includes communicating with professors and students, ensuring the delivery and return of all exams, booking rooms outside of Skiff Hall during finals week as well as other duties related to testing.
  • Assist in the creation, implementation, and maintenance of retention programs for students with disabilities.
    • Create and implement Disability Affinity Group for students with disabilities.  This includes creating all marketing, sending out communications, booking event space, and leading the event.
    • Assist Associate Director with other retention programs as needs.

Adhoc assignments may include assisting with Accessibility audits and create accessible versions of printed material, completing data entry, running reports in Maxient, creating semester and year-end reports, and updating promotional materials such as student and faculty handbooks, student forms, etc.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1-3 years of experience working with diverse populations.

Additional Information:
The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

Application Instructions:
In order to be considered for the position, you must upload a resume.

EU Employee Data Protection Notice:
https://www.champlain.edu/privacy/eu-employee-data-protection-notice

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